1 year 7 months old boy | 2 years ago
Should I monitor my kid's milk intake when he has an anorectal malformation? He is just ten month's old
a year ago
2 years ago
Milk and milk products contain a sugar called lactose. The body uses an enzyme called lactase to break down this sugar in the intestine. If your child does not produce enough lactase, they may find it difficult to absorb lactose and develop symptoms such as bloating, gas and diarrhea. Consider reducing your child's intake of lactose to see if it helps to ease their symptoms. Try lactose-free dairy milk or soy drinks. Avoid almond milk. Offer your child yogurt and firmer cheese such as Swiss or cheddar they might find these easier to tolerate than a glass of plain milk. Limit milk to 500 mL a day once your child is aged over 12 months.